Glassbeam Inc., a machine data analytics company, announced an expansion of its Clinical Engineering Analytics (CLEAN™) offerings to become the only AI analytics solution to combine machine logs with DICOM data. The company also announced its solution now includes biomedical equipment as well as imaging systems. Glassbeam enables health care provider teams to manage entire fleets of medical equipment in a single view.
The company has completed a third-party assessment to verify Glassbeam’s compliance with the HIPAA privacy, security, and breach notification rules and ongoing commitment to protect individually identifiable health information collected by its advanced data analytics solution. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, applies to health care providers, insurers, hospitals, and any company with access to patients’ protected health information (PHI) – including Glassbeam, which provides advanced data analytics services to health care organizations.
Connected medical devices transmit errors, warnings, and invaluable utilization data that when translated, provide health care organizations a clear picture of equipment performance, usage and overall operational effectiveness. The challenge is that this data comes from different data sources with multiple formats, such as machine logs and DICOM headers when images are transmitted to PACS servers. Users of Glassbeam’s machine data analytics solution can now uncover deep insights by assimilating all of these data sources into one platform to dramatically improve uptime and maximize revenue of medical equipment while safeguarding patients’ PHI.
The expansion of Glassbeam’s data analytics to include biomedical devices, such as GE CARESCAPE patient monitors and Medfusion Syringe Pumps, has been another breakthrough in its cloud-based analytics offerings. Large hospitals and Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) have hundreds to thousands of biomedical devices in their facilities. It can be a challenge to track the actual utilization of devices and preventative maintenance schedules involve costly labor.
“Our vision at Glassbeam has from day one been to be a pioneer in providing a single pane of glass for multi-vendor, multi-modality analytics for health care provider market,” said Puneet Pandit, CEO and co-founder of Glassbeam. “Not only can Glassbeam now offer an expanded view into the performance of entire fleets of medical equipment, whether imaging or biomedical devices, but we can now offer complete confidence that if patient data is pulled into Glassbeam Cloud, it will be highly secure.”
Online Business Systems provided Glassbeam’s assessment of HIPAA Compliance, following the comprehensive rules and regulations laid out by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the government body responsible for regulating and enforcing HIPAA.
“Protection of patient information is our number one priority in the healthcare industry,” said Steve Levinson, Vice President of Risk, Security and Privacy at Online Business Systems. “We are proud to see that Glassbeam is taking the protection of that data so seriously. We are confident that as the solution integrates with new data sources, all patient data will remain secure to the highest standards.”
Glassbeam Inc. announced that National Imaging Resources (NIR) has selected Glassbeam to expand its Equipment Service Partnership (ESP) Asset Management program and drive innovation in its multivendor service organization. As part of the agreement, NIR will resell, market, maintain and collaborate on further development of the Glassbeam Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Analytic software for imaging, X-ray and biomedical equipment.
NIR is an independent medical imaging and clinical equipment sales and service organization owned and operated by entrepreneurs with more than 470 years of combined experience in the health care industry. Through its 16 affiliate partners, operating out of 22 offices across the country, with 83 sales professionals and 115 highly trained field service engineers, NIR sells and services diagnostic imaging and biomedical equipment to provide multivendor service on a variety of imaging systems and clinical equipment.
“NIR, while working with a wide range of diagnostic imaging, X-ray, clinical and biomedical equipment manufactured by different OEMs, will now be able to leverage Glassbeam’s Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytic software to give us the analytics edge and allow us to compare performance among different manufacturers to establish ‘best of breed’ performance standards,” said Karl Wolcott, president, National Imaging Resources. “These capabilities will enable us to become a much deeper strategic partner with our customers and help them reduce costs, improve utilization and enhance clinical outcomes.”
“Health care providers are aggressively looking for ways to increase revenues, reduce costs and improve patient care, all within a budget-constrained operating and capex environment, said Puneet Pandit, co-founder and CEO of Glassbeam. “Glassbeam can increase machine uptime from an industry standard of 96-97 percent to more than 99.5 percent. This difference can save health care organizations millions of dollars per year. Our partnership with NIR will also help Glassbeam deepen our solution by tapping into their extensive domain expertise and help institutionalize a strong machine data analytics foundation for health care providers across the country.”
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